Fire, ODF, Tillamook State Forest

Game Hog Creek Fire held in place over weekend

A Fireboss Single Engine Air Tanker drops an 800 gallon load of Hagg Lake water on the Game Hog Creek Fire on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Photo from Oregon Department of Forestry video

As of the afternoon of Sunday, July 18, the 182 acre Game Hog Creek Fire was kept in check and showed low fire activity thanks to the aid of aircraft used Saturday on the fire. Crews were also able to complete line construction into the Elk Creek drainage where the terrain is steepest, halting the spread of the wildfire. 

The jump from 135 acres to 182 acres appears to be the result of better mapping, not a significant new spread of fire.

A video showing one of the planes in action on Saturday

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